(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Pretty new to chickens! DH and I are the building managers, and the idjits moved out and left behind these 4 birds. We weren't sure WHAT they were, so we had some fun figuring that out. Found out they are Silkie chickens, all 4 are hens, and they were apparently raised inside, and think they are inside pets. We took them outside in the shade and in a dog x-pen, and they thought the grass was going to eat them. So now they are inside, they have run of the bathroom when we aren't home, then they come out in their diapers to hang with DH and me when we are home. Then at bedtime, they go to their dog crate and snuggle up to sleep. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 4 hens, and that's ALL. (3) What breeds do you have? Silkies (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Poking around on the internet (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Running, biking, people watching, sports. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. DH works for the US Mint, I work for an aquarium in their big cat area. We have 3 retired racing greyhounds, a bossy Oriental Shorthair and a loudmouth Siamese. All of them think the chickens are scary and mean, and do not dare touch a chicken. Can't say we ever figured we'd have pet chickens, but they are fun little birds, so we'll keep 'em.